Adventures of Alex O & Co

Adventures of Alex O & Co
You only live beautifully!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

It is all about the cushion.

This week it has been all about the Hydrangea cushion.
Some have already found new homes and some are in my online store.

Friday, March 14, 2014


Just to let you know that there is a giveaway over on my facebook page.
Here is the link:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Do you ever wonder who has influenced or inspired you................without you maybe even realising.

When I was at university many moons ago I 
did a Bachelors degree in Art History.
When we came to study Frida Kahlo
I absolutely loved, was fascinated and at times disturbed by her 
and her work (as are many people).

Several years later I worked part time in a restaurant up on Ponsonby Rd in Auckland
that was dedicated to all things about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
It was a fun, beautiful place to work.

I came across this verse by Frida recently.

Nothing is absolute,
everything changes,
everything moves,
everything revolutionizes,
all flies and goes.

This sits well with me and my year of change.

It also made me think throughout my life Frida Kahlo and her work
have popped into my life.
How has Frida Kahlo influenced me and my work, 
my life without me even thinking about it ?

Laughter, love, friendship, beauty.
 "Nothing is worth more than laughter" ~ Frida Kahlo

Here she looks so beautiful you almost miss that her earrings are little hands!

Is she not just stunning!

Have you been influenced by her?
Maybe in your dress sense, your love of beautiful things, flowers, jewellery,
art works, written word.
Frida is long gone but she is still influencing people today.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sewing, Sewing, Sewing...............

 I have been sewing away a few shop orders, a few personal orders 
and a few things for my shop which I will hopefully load over the next few days.

Here is a peak at some of what I have been working on.
It's all about the purse, the kindle case the mini ipad case and the ipad case

Heart and Vine Range

 Hydrangea Range

Heart and Vine Range in Pink

Fox Range

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


After 1 month and 2 days we now have a shower.
Oh it was such bliss to shower in ones own bathroom.
We are still working on the finishing touches but once it is all done 
I will have pictures.

I am still working away on my new designs.
I found a little bit of leftover teal blanket that I just had to use.

 I am loving the Teal and the Red together.

This year is all about being open to change in my household.
So I thought I would share with you this weeks saying
as it is a rather lovely one.